William Musgrove Evans

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William Musgrove Evans

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Downingtown, Chester, PA, USA
Death: Died in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
Place of Burial: San Francisco, San Fracisco, California, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Seth Evans; Seth Jesse Evans; Mary Magdelina Evans and Mary Magdalina Evans
Husband of Hannah Evans and Hannah Roberts Himes Evans
Father of Amanda Miller Cheney; Jonathan Benner Evans; Parley Pratt Evans and William Hymes Evans

Managed by: Randy Stebbing
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About William Musgrove Evans

Biographical Summary:

"...William Evans was critically injured in a sulky racing accident on 01 Jan 1851 and was cared for at home until his death. Was one of the twenty men who built the Now Hope farming settlement in the lower San Joaquin Valley- in 1846 - to be the new home of the ship "Brooklyn" Colony..."

"...tailor, sulky racing (hobby), may have gone to gold fields..."

"...Burial Place: San Francisco Cemetery; moved to Colma Cemetary, south west of San Francisco..."

SOURCE: Pioneer Immigrants to Utah Territory.


From Pioneer Immigrants to Utah Territory: William Evans was born April 6, 1811, in Brandywine, Chester County, Pennsylvania. William was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He was a tailor and did sulky racing as a hobby. He may have gone to the gold fields in California. He married Hannah Roberts Hymes Brenner in 1832 in Pennsylvania. He departed from New York City, New York, on February 4, 1846, on the Ship Brooklyn, with wife, Hannah, 34, daughter, Amanda, 13, sons, Jonathan Benner, 10, Parley Pratt, 6, William Hymes, 3, and a total of 232 shipboard immigrants. They went round the horn to San Fernandez Islands then to San Francisco, and the ship was off-loaded by a small boat over the beach. They arrived in San Francisco July 31, 1846. A daughter, Mary Ann Jennett, was born in San Francisco on January 8, 1849. William Evans was critically injured in a sulky racing accident on January 2, 1851, and was cared for at home until his death on March 1, 1852. He was one of the 20 men who built the Now Hope Farming Settlement in the lower San Joaquin Valley in 1846 to be the new home of the ship Brooklyn Colony.

The following information is from the California, Mortuary and Cemetery Records: William Evans, died 1852, born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, died in San Francisco. Died or buried March 1, 1852, age 41 years. Buried in the Yerba Buena Cemetery in San Francisco, California, Grave No. 1684. Removed to City Cemetery in 1870 or later. Inscription on Stone.

The following information is from another source, Find A Grave.com:

William Musgrove Evans Was born April 6, 1811, in Downington, Chester Pennsylvania. He was the son of Seth and Mary Magdalina Miller Evans. He married Hannah Roberts Himes Benner (in 1832). He was a tailor by trade. He died about 1870 in San Francisco, California, and was buried in Yerba Buena Cemetery. He was later moved to City Cemetery.


Created by: Teri M. Ramsey

Record added: Aug 22, 2015

Find A Grave Memorial# 151056276

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=151056276

NOTE: Although the paragraph above from Find A Grave.com stated that William died about 1870 in San Francisco, his date of death on Find A Grave shows 3/1/1851.

However, there is another Find A Grave Memorial for a William Evans, born April 6, 1811, in Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania, died March 1, 1852, San Francisco, California, which reads as follows:

Born at Downington, Chester County, Pennsylvania, the son of Esther and Jesse Evans. Passenger aboard the Mormon emigrant Ship Brooklyn. After their arrival in California his family opened a tailor shop on Market Street and Van Ness, San Francisco and made suits for LDS missionaries heading for the Far East. On New Years Day, 1851, William fell off a horse which probably punctured a lung causing his lingering death.

William was originally buried in the Yerba Buena Cemetery No. 1684.

Burial: Unknown


Created by: Carl W. McBrayer

Record added: Jun 13, 2007

Find A Grave Memorial# 19866625

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=19866625&ref=acom

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William Musgrove Evans's Timeline

1811
April 6, 1811
Downingtown, Chester, PA, USA
1833
October 21, 1833
Age 22
West Chester, PA, USA
1837
July 31, 1837
Age 26
Downingtown, Chester, PA, USA
1839
March 18, 1839
Age 27
PA, USA
1843
June 9, 1843
Age 32
Downingtown, Chester, PA, USA
1852
March 1, 1852
Age 40
San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
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San Francisco, San Fracisco, California, USA